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US, Dutch try to deposit billions in fake bonds in Vatican bank
Yahoo ^ | 5 hours ago

Posted on 03/29/2014 8:31:08 PM PDT by gooblah

Rome (AFP) - Vatican police on Saturday apprehended an American and a Dutch man who were trying to deposit billions of euros and US dollars in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.

The men were stopped by the police when they approached one of the guarded gates at the Vatican and asked to be let through to the Institute for Religious Works (IOR) as the bank is formally known, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told AFP.

The bonds were discovered in a briefcase they were carrying and the men were handed over to Italy's financial police, who found false passports and other fake documents in their hotel rooms.

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1 posted on 03/29/2014 8:31:08 PM PDT by gooblah
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To: gooblah
This seems to happen at least once a year -- somebody just walking around with billions of dollars worth of counterfeit bonds.

I think the entire global economy is a sham. Ridiculous levels of debt, vast amounts of counterfeit money, and "legitimate" government printing presses running day and night shoveling worthless currency out the door.

It's a complete farce.

2 posted on 03/29/2014 8:35:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: gooblah

The amount is so small, only billions, compared to the debt that the U.S. racks up every day, it’s surprising anyone would even notice things being off by a few billion dollars here and there.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 8:41:39 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: gooblah

I’m sorry but the headline is a tad misleading as it seems try and suck the reader into thinking it is the U>S> and Dutch government involved.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 8:45:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A few years ago there was that bust of fake securities totalling many billions seized across the italian/swiss border or therabouts by nefarious characters. Then the story just faded away.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 8:46:10 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Mastador1

The headline is more than just a tad misleading, it is totally misleading, as if the US Gov’t were trying to deposit fake bonds. Intentional deception.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:14:07 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: SpaceBar

Read.

Joseph.

Farrell.

CA....


7 posted on 03/29/2014 10:20:03 PM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: gooblah

The men forgot to show their proper identification. This is what can happen if you don’t know about that photo of SC Justice Roberts getting out of a car with briefcase apparently ready to make his deposit.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 10:28:43 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: gooblah

Were these national or corporate bonds?


9 posted on 03/29/2014 10:57:52 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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